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Pampered Chef: How can I encourage my new recruit without being too pushy?

  1. kittychef

    kittychef Member

    I have a new recruit and I'm trying to help her start her business and start doing some shows. The problem is that she's not motivated at all. She doesn't want to do the online training and just wants to sell to her friends and family. I've tried to eplain to her what she needs to do get qualified but she just wants to do things her own way. How do I encourage her without being too pushy? I really want to get the double points incentive and become a team leader (she's my second recruit).
    Any advice would be great!
    Thanks ladies!
    Apr 21, 2009
  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

    Sounds like a case of different goals. I would ask her what she thinks her first shows will turn out to be. Go over the benefits for her of reaching out and building her business.
    Did her goals change? Do you think she told you what she thought you wanted to hear to get you to sign her?
  3. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

    what was her "why" for starting the business?
    Apr 21, 2009
  4. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    Remember, this is her business, and she can run it the way she likes, as long as she has at least $150.00 in sales every month. It's not her responsibility to help you reach your goals. People who consider themselves part of a team will do this, but it sounds like she's not of that mind-set right now.

    You should continue to gently encourage her. Maybe when she sees some success she'll get more excited and put in more effort (this happened to my 'kitnapper' recruit, who now loves the business, and strives for $1250 every month). In the meantime, keep looking for your next (more enthusiastic) recruit.
    Apr 21, 2009
  5. PCJenni

    PCJenni Veteran Member

    It is her business, not yours. You can encourage, ask questions, guide her, train her but you can not make her do anything. Your goals, are yours to work out and on. Just means you need to recruit more to meet your goals rather than trying to get someone to do something for you.
    Apr 21, 2009
  6. kittychef

    kittychef Member

    Thank you ladies for your replies.
    Her "why" was just to try it. She just asked me she wanted to become a consultant out of the blue, she's never even been to a show, that's why I want to help her and what makes it hard for me to train her is that she lives 4 hours away.
    It is her businness but I really want her to successful, she needs the money
    Apr 22, 2009
  7. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

    I also signed with an out of town Director and had NEVER been to a show before too. I wanted to "try it " myself. But I studied the kitchen show live tape a dozen times and asked my D a million questions. My D was there for any support but she definitley didn't push anything on me. Was just there to answer any ????? I had.
    Apr 22, 2009
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